Obrigado Gin is the brainchild of three Soweto-born entrepreneurs, Tebogo Moalusi, Kenny “DJ Kenzhero” Nzama and Muziwethu “Tha_Muzik” Mtshali. The Gin is the first product borne from Obrigado Gin Company, a 100% Black Owned liquor manufacturing and distribution company. Established in 2019, Obrigado Gin is a natural extension of Obrigado experience, a brand and experiential platform launched in 2014 with coverage in South Africa, Mozambique, Brazil and Argentina.
Obrigado Experiences initially launched as an event that celebrates the similarities and synergies between Africa and Latin America. Since 2014, we have hosted Obrigado events monthly during Spring and Summer. Designed as a market place, we bring the Obrigado experience to life through music, food, dance, art, fashion and storytelling. Our event before the pandemic would attracts hundreds of upwardly mobile Afropolitan patrons who have a discerning taste for lifestyle and fun.
Since inception, Obrigado has become the leading brand, platform and experience in terms of a unique Afro-Latin experience in South Africa. Obrigado is also a travelling brand. We’ve been travelling to Brazil for over 3 years as the Founders. In 2019, we took 50 paying travelers to Brazil for 6 days (Sao Paulo and Rio) as part of a cultural immersion, coupled with an Obrigado Experience on the rooftop of a hotel along CopaCabana beach in Rio.
In 2020, we launched Obrigado Radio, a podcast styled online radio experience exploring themes and music that extends the Obrigado brand and experience. We also have a merchandising component to the brand and business.
Soon, we will be announcing a new partnership with a global leading tech and music platform as part of getting our music to the world.
Obrigado is growing. Obrigado is life.